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A roundup of ideas and projects from around the Institute

  • Pratt alumna Anna Park, who studied Illustration and Fine Arts, is profiled in Vogue about her black-and-white drawings made with charcoal or India ink. “The absence of color was never really a conscious decision,” Park tells Vogue. “It’s similar to someone picking up an instrument, and it feels right or natural. There are so many formal qualities that I wanted to explore within the world of charcoal, paint, and ink that I didn’t need color.”

  • Carl Zimring, professor of social science and cultural studies, was interviewed for Grist about the history of the recycling symbol. He called metals the “true success story” of recycling and told Grist that as much as three-quarters of all the aluminum that’s ever been produced is still in use. 

  • The Brooklyn campus is hosting some new visitors! A family of red-tailed hawks has set up a summer residence at Esther Lloyd-Jones Residence Hall. See them on the livestream from 9 AM to sundown daily.

  • Young Jun Kim, BFA Fine Arts (Jewelry) ’24, was among 50 artists selected by a jury for inclusion in the Spring 2024 catalog from the Society of Arts and Crafts, centered on the theme “The Nature of Imperfection: Jewelry and Adornment.” According to the catalog, one of Kim’s featured pieces—a bracelet titled Forgotten Medal—was “inspired by the artist’s time as a Korean Army tank driver” and acts as a “daily reminder of the artist’s service and a tribute to Korean culture and history.”

  • Pratt’s Sustainable Design Foundation is listed among seven courses that address sustainability themes in Dezeen. “The Sustainable Design Foundation short course at Pratt Institute in New York City combines practical and theoretical skills to teach sustainable design principles,” writes Andreea Popovici.

  • Carlos Motta, associate professor of interdisciplinary practice in fine arts, is featured on Artsy as an LGBTQ+ artist to celebrate this Pride Month. Léuli Eshrāghi, curator of Indigenous practices at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, says that Motta’s practice “situates a profoundly queer intersectional critique of imperialism and binarism in relation to futurities of queer wellness and fulfillment, which we all need more of!”

  • Pratt alumna SJ Fuerst, who studied painting, was interviewed about her surrealist pop paintings, solo show Gimme Some Sugar, and Andy Warhol for Hunger Magazine. “As an artist, you want as many people as possible to look at your work and be like, ‘I understand’ or ‘I connect with it,’” Fuerst says.